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Compression/Loudness as part of a contract?

Okay, so in recent months Eminem has been on a few records with other artists, namely: Drop The World (lil Wayne), Forever (Wayne, Kanye, Drake) and now recently Airplane II (B.o.B, Hayley Williams).

On all these records he sounds louder/more compressed than anyone else on the record. Anyone else notice that? I found the pella for Forever and you can see it in the waveform.

I'm just curious, why do you think that is? I mean, could be his voice, he tends to cut through a mix really well, but could it be part of the agreement when you get eminem to feature on a track? Or maybe it's just that he has his own engineer mixing his particular verses, since it seems like, atleast on Forever (but probably for most tracks) one artist puts down a verse and then it gets sent around and cats decide if they wanna get on it or not... shit I wouldn't be surprised if each of those verses were recorded in different cities lmao

I suppose the high compression has just become part of eminem's sound the same way his super tight dubs are. I bet there are even particular mic's, EQ & compression presets etc. I'd be curious to see the signal chain.

Let me know what you think.

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PS If you lost faith in em and you haven't heard Airplane II yet... prepare to have your faith restored.
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Wow!!..just f***ing wow!!
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Wow!!..just f***ing wow!!
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hahahahaha..all man
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Wow!!..just f***ing wow!!
Theres nothing left to say.
Yo, I remember browsing this site at one point where you actually offered good advice and information. No offence, but lately you just seem to be particularly bitter.

I thought I would open discussion on something I noticed. If you think it's stupid then just ignore the thread.
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each of those verses were recorded in different cities
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I suppose the high compression has just become part of eminem's sound the same way his super tight dubs are. I bet there are even particular mic's, EQ & compression presets etc.
You answered your own question. People hardly get together to do a song anymore, they get sent the beat and record it at their own studio with their own engineer with their own signal chain then send it back.
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Yo, I remember browsing this site at one point where you actually offered good advice and information. No offence, but lately you just seem to be particularly bitter.

I thought I would open discussion on something I noticed. If you think it's stupid then just ignore the thread.
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If I'm featured on a track I'm definitely signin' a loudness contract. If I was in the room with the other artists I would yell really loud 'till they all recognized that I'm the illest.
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Pretty sure Eminem has his own c800g, which he uses with a... eh
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well, besides the bs...

i think not, who knows...
it can be in the contract for live gigs, opening acts are not allowed to play as loud as the headliners, so why not.
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